Although, But, Because & So

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Conjunctions
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 1st Feb 2011

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Although and But/ Because and So

Although and But

1. Do the following sentences have the same or different meaning?

Although I like him, I don’t want to spend every night drinking with his friends
I like him but I don’t want to spend every night drinking with his friends

2. How are the two words in bold different from each other?

3.

What is the mistake in following sentence? Why is it wrong?

Although I live in a house with my friends but I still feel lonely because my 
family is far away

Because/ so

4.

Do the following groups of sentences have the same or different meaning?

a)

Because I find it relaxing, I often go to hot spring resorts 

I find hot springs relaxing so I often go to hot spring resorts

b)

I didn’t have much time because I had stopped for a sandwich

I didn’t have much time so I just stopped for a sandwich

c)

Because my parents are Welsh, I have a slight Welsh accent.

I have a slight Welsh accent because my parents are Welsh. 

5.

What are the differences between the words in bold above?

6.

What is the mistake in the following sentence? Why is it wrong?

Because she is my friend so I am happy to listen to her problems

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011

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